Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Villa Park will be the centre of attention when Aston Villa and Manchester United lock horns in the Premier League derby. The Villans aim to build on a thrilling 5-0 win over Sheffield United and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. With no fresh injury worries to report, Unai Emery is unlikely to make changes to the team that hammered the Blades, but both Lucas Digne and Ezri Konsa remain doubtful.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Wolverhampton and West Ham United. As Man Utd have improved offensively as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Aaron Wan-Bissaka faces race against the clock to be fit for Sunday’s clash, while Tyrell Malacia is unlikely to recover in time to face the Villans. Both Mason Mount and Lisandro Martinez remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa is one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946.
Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well.
The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.